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Raptors beat the Heat in overtime

Toronto got a much-needed Game 2 victory in overtime Thursday night, evening its Eastern Conference semifinal with Miami at 1-1.

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Lowry: We were the more physical team in OT (1:09)
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Dragic's three sends game to OT (0:11)
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Follow live: Rae no-hitting Mets through six

Colin Rea isn't just upstaging Jacob deGrom, he's flirting with a no-hitter. Rea hasn't allowed a hit through six innings. Jacob deGrom takes a 3-0 record into San Diego, where the Mets begin their longest road trip of the season.

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Stars prevail in OT, even series at 2-2

Cody Eakin's overtime goal was the difference in Game 4, as Dallas defeated St. Louis on the road to snap a two-game losing streak in the series.

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Eakin's OT Winner ties series for Stars (0:23)
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Too many men on the ice, Stars still forget to play defense (0:26)
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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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10hZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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8hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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Cotton candy guy makes great grab at Astros game (0:22)
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19mJeremy Fowler

Gin & 'Juice': Snoop ready to record with RB Bell

Snoop Dogg is ready to collaborate with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell on a hip-hop album, provided the Steelers star's surgically repaired knee is fully mended.

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TBT: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (2:33)
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#TBT: 17 things you patently missed that time Steph Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor (1:30)
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1dCraig Custance

For Blues and Stars, Fort McMurray tragedy is personal

St. Louis winger Scottie Upshall and others in the hockey community have had to watch and worry from afar as wildfires swept through Fort McMurray, bringing perspective to a tense postseason.

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De La Hoya: Canelo draws in the female fans (2:01)
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11hChris Wright

Shaq celebrates Northampton promotion

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal bellows his way through "We Are The Champions" to celebrate his favourite football team's promotion.

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Harbaugh vs. Leach in ex-Michigan QB home run derby (1:02)

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Get this cotton candy man a mitt
MLB 

A vendor selling cotton candy at the Astros game made a nice little snag in the stands.

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Too many men on ice, Stars still let in goal
NHL 

The Stars ended up with six skaters on the ice and still gave up a breakaway goal to Vladimir Tarasenko.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey on Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan missing 30 shots combined but still winning: "We'll take it."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Robinson Cano continues to crush, especially with runners on base. He lines a three-run double off the base of Tal's Hill to give the Mariners a 6-3 lead in the ninth. That's 30 RBIs in 28 games.

Eakin's OT winner ties series for Stars
NHL 

Cody Eakin scored 2:58 into overtime, giving the Stars a 3-2 win and evening their second-round series with the Blues at 2-2.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry is the first player in the shot clock era with nine straight playoff games shooting under 40 percent while taking 10 or more shots (via ESPN Stats & Info). Lowry did come through with a pair of huge mid-range jumpers late in regulation in Game 2.

Valanciunas' clutch helps Toronto to win
NBA 

Jonas Valanciunas went 7-of-9 from the field and hit this jumper midway through overtime to help the Raptors square the series 1-1.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Raptors 96 Heat 92 (OT). It wasn't pretty, but Toronto will take it, as the series is tied 1-1. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan went a combined 16-for-46 from the field, but Jonas Valanciunas saved the Raptors by scoring 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and overtime while adding 12 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll had 21 points. Game 3 is Saturday in Miami.

Will Smith's wife accepts MBA on his behalf
NFL 

Former Saints DE Will Smith was on track to graduate from the University of Miami's inaugural MBA program for artists and athletes when he was shot and killed last month. In one of her first public appearances since the shooting, his wife, Racquel, accepted that degree on his behalf Thursday night. Story

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Heat got away with 20 turnovers in the Game 1 win. They're right back at 20 again in Game 2 and trail by 6 with just over a minute left. This is a game right now because Toronto has also missed 10 free throws.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors score the first six points of OT to go up 92-86 with 1:06 left.

Dragic sends Game 2 into overtime
NBA 

Goran Dragic's 3-pointer with just over 10 seconds remaining put the Heat and Raptors in overtime for the second straight game. (Live on ESPN)

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Not this time for Kyle Lowry. To overtime we go for a second straight game.

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And it's tied! Goran Dragic knocks down the clutch 3-pointer with 10.5 seconds left and Heat are even with Raptors at 86.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Lowry again from mid-range. Raptors 86-83 lead with 14.9 seconds left. Lowry 17 points on 7-for-20 shooting.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade has made all 4 three-pointers he's taken in the last four games. Heat down 84-83 with 37.7 seconds left. He had gone 51 games without making a 3 before Game 6 of the Heat's first-round series against Charlotte.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

So if this is what happens when Dwyane Wade practices 3s, why did he wait until now to do it?